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Mary Scanlon
B: 1922-02-13
D: 2017-07-18
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Scanlon, Mary
Elizabeth "Beth" McCarthy
B: 1945-02-20
D: 2017-07-16
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McCarthy, Elizabeth "Beth"
William Peregood
B: 1963-07-28
D: 2017-07-15
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Peregood, William
Sylvia Bennett
B: 1936-01-07
D: 2017-07-13
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Bennett, Sylvia
Sheila Turner
B: 1925-09-22
D: 2017-07-09
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Turner, Sheila
George Williams
B: 1940-09-04
D: 2017-07-09
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Williams, George
Terry Law-Ruthven
B: 1963-02-24
D: 2017-07-05
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Law-Ruthven, Terry
Horst Gerber
B: 1935-01-14
D: 2017-07-05
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Gerber, Horst
Gary Cruickshank
B: 1941-06-19
D: 2017-07-01
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Cruickshank, Gary
Barbara Low
B: 1939-04-01
D: 2017-06-26
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Low, Barbara
Harold Andrews
B: 1927-07-09
D: 2017-06-20
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Andrews, Harold
Gloria Rowe
B: 1926-10-20
D: 2017-06-20
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Rowe, Gloria
Kenneth Weese
B: 1945-09-07
D: 2017-06-15
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Weese, Kenneth
Vincent Oliver
B: 1932-09-27
D: 2017-06-15
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Oliver, Vincent
Ted Cryderman
B: 1937-08-15
D: 2017-06-13
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Cryderman, Ted
Martha Verwey
B: 1919-12-04
D: 2017-06-12
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Verwey, Martha
H. Douglas Banks
B: 1934-12-31
D: 2017-06-10
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Banks, H. Douglas
Michael Holm
B: 1977-09-01
D: 2017-06-10
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Holm, Michael
Margaret Wismer
B: 1935-08-08
D: 2017-06-09
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Wismer, Margaret
Douglas Fitzmaurice
B: 1925-03-20
D: 2017-06-08
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Fitzmaurice, Douglas
Arthur Gammon
B: 1943-04-26
D: 2017-06-04
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Gammon, Arthur

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  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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